Saudi Customs revenues increase by nearly 15 percent in 2010

September 6, 2011

According to the annual report of the Saudi Customs Agency, the Kingdom’s customs revenues in the year 2010 amounted to SR 15.1 billion [$4.03 billion], an increase of 14.25 percent from 2009. The report also noted that more than 16,400 smuggling cases were seized last year, in addition to 15.7 million counterfeit items, an increase of 149 percent from the previous year.

Regarding travel in and out of the Kingdom, the report noted that more than 32 million passengers arrived in Saudi Arabia last year, while 31.5 million departed. A total of 16.7 million cars and trucks arrived in the country in 2010, an increase of 2.2 percent from 2009.